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Ahmanson Italian Studies Fellowships

Published: January 12, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of the Ahmanson Foundation the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has two fellowships available for UCLA Italian Department graduate students who are working in any aspect of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern Italian Studies. The fellowship consists of a one-time stipend of $1,800. The recipient may hold another fellowship…

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2015-16 Booklet

Published: December 14, 2015

Our annual booklet is now available. Get full details on the ins-and-outs of the academic year.

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English Renaissance Drama Grad Seminar

Published: November 19, 2015

Varieties of English Renaissance Drama English 246 – Renaissance Literature Prof. Debora Shuger Winter 2016 Mondays 3-5:50 pm, Humanities A56 The aim of this course is three-fold. To get some sense of the diversity of English Renaissance drama: university plays, humanist school plays, plays for the boys’ companies, court masques, history plays, city comedies, pastorals,…

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Traversing East and West in a Global Middle Ages

Published: November 10, 2015

The spectacular medieval manuscript known as the Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies tells the story of a bigamous French-speaking knight from Hainaut (a county in present-day Belgium). Gillion is married to a western Christian noblewoman and an eastern Muslim princess at the same time—while leading the army of the sultan of Egypt. The book is…

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Ahmanson Research Fellow Janna Israel

Published: November 9, 2015

Dr Israel is one of three Ahmanson Research Fellows for this academic year. She is here to examine books printed by the Aldine Press held at UCLA Library Special Collections which will enable her to complete research for her book manuscript. Her research analyzes the corpus of books that were published by the Aldine Press to identify printed…

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The UCLA History of Halloween

Published: October 30, 2015

UCLA English professors and CMRS faculty members Henry “Andy” Kelly and Joseph Nagy share their tricks and treats in this article from the UCLA Newsroom.  

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Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions

Published: October 21, 2015

Alain Touwaide explains his organization and some of his research in these videos. Dr Touwaide is teaching Classics 88GE: The Legacy of Ancient Medicine at UCLA this quarter and working at the Huntington Library and Gardens. He will speak for CMRS on Wednesday, November 18 at 5 pm in Royce 314.

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Latin Paleography Spring 2016

Published: October 21, 2015

The primary goal of this class, to be taught by Dr. Justin Haynes during the Spring Quarter, is to introduce students to the history of Latin book hands from late antiquity to c.1500 and to provide practical training in transcription. Most scripts used for Western European vernacular languages are closely related, if not identical, to…

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Annual Open House 2015

Published: October 16, 2015

We had a great time this year! Thanks to everyone who turned out to make our open house such an enjoyable affair. A big thanks to Satik in the Royce Reading Room for putting together the book sale! Glad to see all the faculty and students who came by with a special shout-out to the…

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Sasha Wadman, Program Coordinator

Published: September 28, 2015

UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies has a new staff member! Sasha Wadman is working full-time as the CMRS Program Coordinator, handling the logistics for the Center’s conferences, lectures, seminars, and other events. Sasha brings to CMRS a deep, personal interest in the study of Late Antiquity through the Early Modern eras and experience in…

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